Thursday, December 10, 2009

Baby Showers!

I have been so blessed by family and friends as I prepare to have little Cori Belle (hopefully) in the next 2 weeks. Cori had her final baby shower this past weekend and I thought I'd post about the last 2 before she gets here.

November 21st, 2009, 10am-12 noon - Baby Shower hosted by Kristy Sutton

Kristy used her gifts to Cori to decorate her house. I thought it was such a cute idea! I put the letters that spell her name on the blinds in her room. It's precious! I can't wait to put her in that sweet outfit. Actually, I can because it's for a 6 month old and I don't want to wish her life away before she even gets here! :)

Lauren bought Cori her first Gator Cheerleader outfit! How sweet is that?!? I know there is a big discrepancy on David's side of the family about our daughter being a cheerleader, but she'll be whatever she wants to be and we will support her all the way! :) After all, her momma was a cheerleader!

We played a game where everyone had to guess the size of my belly with string. Kristy was right on! My sister was pretty close too.

Me and my little sis. She had only met a few of my friends at the shower prior to attending so as people arrived I introduced her to them. Everyone's response was, "Wow, you look nothing like one another!" I still love you sis, even if we don't like alike! :)

However, when I'm with these girls we get asked all the time if we are sisters! Kristy, me, and Lauren are captured in the picture above. I just LOVE these girls. They are the next best thing to sisters to me and I don't know what I'd do without them.

Here are some of my Family Group girls (plus my sis). It has been so wonderful to have these girls from church to encourage me in life. Thanks ladies for all you've done for Cori and I!

December 6, 2009, 2pm-4pm - Baby Shower hosted by Stephanie and Stephanie Whitehurst
(No, it's not a typo!)

Here I am with both Stephanie's! Stephanie on the right is one of my dearest teacher friends as we taught 1st grade together last year. Stephanie on the left is a parent of a student I had in 1st grade last year. They are also sister-in-law's which is why they have the same last name! :) (Williston is a SMALL town!!)

This shower was so much fun because I invited a few of my old students and their moms. Above is Hannah, me, Ana, & Angelina. I know you're not supposed to have favorites as a teacher, but I just adore these 3 girls! They each have such beautiful personalities and I felt so blessed to be their teacher. I taught Ana and Angelina in Kindergarten and first grade. I enjoyed hearing all about their 2nd grade stories, but I sure do miss them!

Well, now we sit back and await the arrival of Little Miss. Cori Belle Smith (CB Smith as our good friend Lance calls her). I went to the doctor on Tuesday and he did an ultrasound to predict how much she weighs and to see if she is in the ready position. She weighs approximately 6 lbs, 7 oz at the moment and is ready to come on out! My doctor didn't check for dilation, but he will do that on my next visit next Tuesday. The bad news is that my doctor will be out of town the 18th-25th (during my due date!!) but the good news is that if I am dilated at all on Tuesday when I go in for my apt, we are going to schedule an induction on Thursday before he goes out of town. So, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for some massive dilation!! We are so ready for our baby girl to be here!

Until next time...


john and melissa said...

Looks like you had some fun showers. Good luck at your next appt. You will have to let me know what hat you like and I will make one for Cori Belle.

The Sutton Four said...

GREAT post! I love you!!! You're right...having you is the closest thing I get to a sister and I am blessed! Can't wait to get my hands on sweet Cori Belle!!!!!!